Nintendo own the donkey kong and mario franchise (which is HUGE) as well as Pokemon (also massive). They have also joined forces with Sega and NeoGeo (i think) in making arcade games. Apparently Nintendo is heavily into hardware now. They are all huge companys with interests in other things in other markets. The 3rd generation console war will not be easily won.
Whilst a lot of people don't like Microsoft, I often wonder where PC computing would be if the big M had not been around.
A company cannot survive unless we buy their products. And yes there are other choices, but very few of them cater to such a broad range of requirements. That's not Microsofts fault, it's because no-one has stepped up to the plate to take them on. (big ask though)
As for the xbox, I reckon it will be around for sometime. It's only the base to a much larger area of profit and that would be the gaming software of which there is plenty coming out.
I also think that it's a bit hard to compare consoles as most of the good games are either PS2, xbox, or gamecube only titles, although that's starting to change.
My 2 cents anyway. :s5
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hmmm....that certainly is very interesting indeed. also considering that they initiated the price war here in Australia. Probably to keep up with their global marketing activity. The good news is, eithe way, the gamers win! :s2:
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